When I say Up the Creek, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? When I think of Up the Creek, there are 5 things that come to mind:
- My brother
- George Bacon
- Corne and Twakkie
- Sandwich Tent
- A New Era
Photo by Juliette Bisset Photography.
1) My Brother
It was literally in 2002 that my brother, Dan, took me to my first music festival – Up The Creek. I was in my first relationship at the time; we had just moved back from London (where we’d met), but was feeling frustrated at the time. After seeing a touch of the world, I wanted to see more! But I was still in the phase where you did everything your boyfriend did because you hadn’t grown your own independent brain yet. Ironically, my brother REALLY had to stand on his head to get me to go along! He even rang Dave from the New Academics (who was also my housemate in London) and eventually, reluctantly I agreed.
This was the start to a whole new era; 9 Rocking the Daisies, 5 Ramfests, 5 Rezfests, 5 Earthdances, 5 Vortex’s, 4 Synergys, 1 Oppikoppi and a smattering of others, needless to say, going to Up the Creek changed my life. Here’s me before I grew my own mind:
2) George Bacon
Up the Creek was the first time I ever managed to watch Hog Hoggidy Hog live. I’d loved their music (our whole family did) and FINALLY I saw them live. Once you’ve watched the Hogs, you can never go back.
3) The River Bank
My GAD was it hot along the banks of the river, sheeweeee! But the river saves everyone during the day because it’s a place to relax and cool down. (Bring lots of sunblock!) And now there are lilos, lilos and more lilos!
4) Corne + Twakkie
Just as I was getting my head around the sweltering heat and about to get into the water, two randoms called ‘Corne and Twakkie’ rolled down the hill, dressed like they were off to Wimbledon, greeting, “Hey you guy!” as they went along. What strange characters! But that was the birth of the Corne & Twakkie phenomenon that went on to be pretty big in the next few years. “Believe it, because they’re true.”
5) Sandwich Tent
Ermegherd. Ok so at Up the Creek they had this food tent with farm ladies making the BEST toasted sandwiches and fry ups! My brother told me to get in the queue, I did and it saved us! Apparently they don’t do this anymore and now that I’ve been to a million festivals, they must have just been one lean, mean, camping food stall machine or the festival must have set it up! I’m not sure but it was damn tasty and I’ll always remember it!
Needless to say, visiting this festival changed the course of my life and I’ve been loving music festivals ever since. But you know what else? I’VE NEVER BEEN BACK! NEVER! How can it be true? I know! So I’m actually REALLY thrilled to be returning this year after more than a decade away…and now you can too!
UP THE CREEK 2017
WIN TICKETS TO UP THE CREEK 2017
Sedgwick’s Old Brown is spoiling us by offering a set of double tickets for one lucky winner and a friend to enjoy Up the Creek in general camping! If you’d like to win, please do the following:
- Like the Boring Cape Town Chick Facebook Page.
- Please Like the Sedgwicks Old Brown Facebook Page.
- Leave a comment on this competition’s FB post telling me the first thing that comes to mind when I say UP THE CREEK!
- Please also leave your e-mail address on the Facebook Post of this competition so that I can mail the winners.
Easy huh? Winners will be announced on Wednesday the 25th of January. The competition is open until Sunday the 22nd of January 2017 at 23:55pm. Please remember to read the T’s & C’s on the WIN tab above to ensure you qualify – I will be checking the entries. GOOD LUCK!
FULL UP THE CREEK LINEUP 2017